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Work History
Education
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SOFT SKILLS
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Niamh Brennan

Summary

Newly graduated visual designer with a first-class honors degree. Passionate about UX/UI design, digital design, and brand identity. Intuitive and focused on the connection between human cognition and design. Highly praised for project management and thoughtful design approach. Eager to contribute creativity and innovation to impactful projects in a dynamic setting.

Overview

6
6
years of professional experience

Work History

Supervisor

Centra
Caragh
2021.01 - Current
  • Promoted to supervisor within less than a year
  • Trained new hires in company policies and standards to deliver top-notch customer service.
  • Managed daily operations including opening and closing procedures, cash handling and banking activities.
  • Appraised inventory levels on frequent basis, ordering new merchandise to keep quantities well-stocked.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Maximized merchandising efforts by using displays, controlling signage and properly arranging sales floor and products.
  • Resolved customer complaints promptly and professionally.

Project Manager

TU Dublin GradX Identity Design
- 2023.01
  • Led a team of 3 in final year project, responsible for designing the identity for the 2023 Graduate Showcase
  • Liaised with lecturers, students, paper suppliers, web designer, and printers to ensure smooth coordination
  • Designed website prototype and collaborated closely with the web designer, conducting regular progress meetings to ensure alignment with project objectives
  • Initiated and organised informal meetings with students from various disciplines, gathering their valuable insights
  • Devised innovative solutions for presenting group projects in catalogues and on the website
  • Oversaw the content submission process for all 200 students, setting requirements and ensuring that all submissions were accurately received by the established deadline
  • Organised and actively participated with a group of volunteers to successfully screen print 3000 booklet covers, ensuring high-quality and timely completion for distribution
  • Designed and screen printed large posters for the exhibition.

Hotel Waitress

Osprey Hotel & Spa
Naas
2018.01 - 2021.01
  • Mentioned in multiple positive reviews on TripAdvisor for going above and beyond for guests
  • Received a City & Guilds badge for Food & Beverage Service Professional
  • Delivered quality service to over 200 guests per shift
  • Optimised customer experience, serving each guest with sincere, positive, and enthusiastic attitude.

Education

BA Visual Communication -

TU Dublin
01.2023

Secondary School -

Piper’s Hill College
01.2019

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • UX/UI design
  • Project management
  • Wireframe mockups
  • Prototyping
  • Research
  • Presentation skills
  • Typography
  • PowerPoint
  • Figma
  • Print design
  • Illustration
  • Screen printing
  • Prepress production

Accomplishments

  • IDI Graduate Design Awards 2023— Winner in the category of Brand Identity
  • IDI Graduate Design Awards 2023— Commendation in the category of Typographic Design
  • IDI Graduate Design Awards 2023— Shortlisted in the category of Digital Design
  • TUDublin Graduate Exhibition 2023 Student Awards School of Art & Design— Outstanding Contribution
  • TUDublin Graduate Exhibition 2023 Student Awards Visual Communication— Best Thesis
  • TUDublin Graduate Exhibition 2023 Student Awards Visual Communication— Best Interaction Design
  • Piper’s Hill College Leaving Certificate Awards 2019—Spirit of Piper’s Hill College

SOFT SKILLS

  • Problem-solving
  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Design thinking
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Empathy
  • Persistence
  • Flexibility
  • Growth mindset

References

References available upon request.

Timeline

Supervisor

Centra
2021.01 - Current

Hotel Waitress

Osprey Hotel & Spa
2018.01 - 2021.01

Project Manager

TU Dublin GradX Identity Design
- 2023.01

BA Visual Communication -

TU Dublin

Secondary School -

Piper’s Hill College
Niamh Brennan